David Guistina

Morning Edition Anchor/ Senior Producer

David Guistina is the host of Morning Edition on WAMC.

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(Airs 12/4 & 12/5/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about news outlets rethinking usage of the term ‘Alt-Right’, New York Governor Cuomo signing a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) fix, a listener letter on bullying in America and the media’s responsibility, and much more.

(Airs 12/2/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo pressures lawmakers to return for a special session, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on Preet Bhararra remaining in his seat as U.S. Attorney from Manhattan during a Trump Administration, and a Poughkeepsie-based environmental group calls on the U.S. Coast Guard to halt the rulemaking process of a controversial proposal for anchorage sites in the Hudson River.

(Airs 12/1/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by J.P. Miller, Founder and Publisher of Empire Report New York.com, an online aggregator of New York State political news. Find out more at www.empirereportnewyork.com

(12/1/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jonathan Gradess, Executive Director of the New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA).

(Airs 11/27 & 11/28) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk Donald Trump meeting with the media, including the New York Times, how Trump has bypassed the media using Twitter, whether the media should be at the President-Elect’s side at all times, and much more.

(Airs 11/25/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: Governor Cuomo offers the legislature an incentive to come back for a special session in December, our political observer Alan Chartock shares this on 8 indictments delivered by U.S. Attorney Preet Bhararra including the Governor’s ex-top Aide, and the Governor signs legislation to expand empire state film production tax credits.

NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

(Airs 11/24/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock sits down for a conversation with New York State Comptroller Thomas Dinapoli.

(Airs 11/20 & 11/21) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and former Poughkeepsie Journal Executive Editor Stu Shinske and Content Strategist/Marketer. On this week's show they talk about fake news and its impact, Pro Publica is seeing a surge in donations after John Oliver’s Trump segment, how Trump will work with the press, your letters and more.

(11/18/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: President elect Trump’s plans to renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA has people in border states like NY watching closely, Our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his on NY U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer being elected Minority Leader, and there’s a battle heating up over a statewide electric rate increase to subsidize upstate nuclear power plants.

(Airs 11/17/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock speaks with Ed Cox, Chair of the New York State Republican Committee.

A special encore airing of Alan Chartock’s 2004 interview with Loet Velmans -- a Sheffield, Massachusetts resident who passed away this week, and did hard time in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Loet went on to become Chief Executive Officer of the Hill & Knowlton public relations firm. Alan speaks with Loet about his book Long Way Back To The River Kwai: A Harrowing True Story Of Survival In World War II.

(Airs 11/13 & 11/14) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld. On this week's show they talk about the Presidential election and whether prognosticators and the media got it wrong, a letter about Donald Trump being chosen to deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s weekly radio address, and much more.

(Airs 11/13 & 14/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week’s Gazette: We’ll take a look at this week’s election results and how it impacts which party gets the majority in the New York state senate, our political observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the elections’ impact on the New York State Senate, and we’ll have two stories, one from the winner’s side and one from the loser in the highly watched 19th congressional district race.

(Airs 11/10/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Blair Horner, Executive Director of the New York Public Interest Research Group.

(Airs 11/9/16)  In honor of Veterans Day this week, we present an encore airing of  WAMC's Pearl Harbor Over The Radio Documentary. Our Alan Chartock In Conversation with Historian and Professor Ivan Steen about what people heard the day of the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, over their radios.

(Airs 11/6 & 11/07/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about, more layoffs at newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times says it has a model to survive in a future world without paper, Minneapolis Star Tribune is thriving against the odds, deciding which stories to leave behind the online paywall, a letter on using the phrase “didn’t immediately return calls seeking comment,” and much more.

(Airs 11/4/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: we look at the chance that the state Senate could dominated by Democrats after the election, we take you to a debate for an assembly seat covering Washington and Saratoga counties, and the AIM pipeline project gets the green light to start operations.

(Airs 11/3/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News.

(Airs 11/3/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock In Conversation With Jaap Penraat, a Dutch Gentile who saved over 400 Jews in Amsterdam during WWII.

(Airs 10/30 & 10/31) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor and Journalism Program Director Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about, Megyn Kelly’s pivotal moment in a post-Ailes era at Fox News, Trump TV offers (Fledgling) framework for potential Media Future, Is media bias really rampant, the dramatic fall in advertising revenue forcing more layoffs at newspapers around the country, and more.

(10/28/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: We examine Hillary Clinton’s widening lead over Donald Trump and its impact on the control of the NYS senate, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts on that and early voting, and we’ll have two reports on PFOA and PFOS water contamination in the state.

(10/27/16) WAMC's Alan Chartock in conversation with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News.

(10/27/16) WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Tim McClelland, Partner and Owner with Walter McTeigue of Mcteigue and McClelland Jewelers in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. You can find out more at www.mc2jewels.com.

(Airs 10/23, & 10/24) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and Times Union Columnist Chris Churchill. On this week's show they talk about the Donald Trump’s claims that the media is conspiring against him, the role of a newspaper columnist, the newspaper that’s paying a price for endorsing Donald Trump, and much more.

(Airs 10/21/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: Pipeline companies are not having a lot of success in New York so far in 2016, Our political Observer Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on the continuing war of words between the Governor and State Comptroller, and the State Education Commissioner and SUNY chancellor visit the north country.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

(Airs 10/20/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico.

(10/16) The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events with WAMC’s CEO Alan Chartock, Albany Times Union Editor Rex Smith, and University at Albany Professor Rosemary Armao. On this week's show they talk about the latest Presidential debate and the town hall format, Martha Raddatz and the case for a more assertive debate moderator, media outlets grapple with Trump’s language as profanity-laced video leaks, and much more.

(10/14/16) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's Gazette: NY Democrats push Republicans to abandon Donald Trump over his coarse remarks about women capture in a leaked video, our political observer Alan Chartock share’s his thoughts the resignation of Alain Kalyeros, the head of SUNY Poly, and Congressman Maloney introduces two pieces of legislation in response to the PFOS water contamination in Newburgh.

(Airs 10/13/16) Host Dr. Alan Chartock is joined by Casey Seiler, State Editor and Albany Bureau Chief for the Albany Times Union.

WAMC’s Alan Chartock In Conversation with Dr. Martin Meadows, Professor and Philippines internment camp survivor during WWII.

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